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Celebrating World Refugee Month
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Celebrating World Refugee Month

Dear Friends,

On World Refugee Day, refugees are speaking. Will Hong Kong listen?
Life can change in a matter of minutes. While nobody chooses to become a refugee, we can choose to listen to them. World Refugee Day is an occasion to open our hearts and minds to the plight of over 65 million refugees forcibly displaced by violence and conflict around the world. June 20th is a day to hear their stories, show our solidarity and intensify our support to them. World Refugee Day is a time to highlight their challenges and make their lives more visible to the public.

Refugees are not just victims with needs. They are survivors with inspirational stories to tell.
Behind all the statistics, refugees and asylum seekers are real people with harrowing tales of suffering and loss, as well as hope and ambition. We should honour their courage, strength and resilience in the face of hardship and amplify their voices.

This month, Centre for Refugees has joined efforts with a few organizations to provide platforms to let refugees speak for themselves and share their experiences.  

We ask you--our community--to stand with us in solidarity as we observe World Refugee Day 2018 and commemorate the courage and resilience of refugees in our city and around the world. Join us in our events (details below).

Thank you for your continued support!

Christian Action--Centre for Refugees Team

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NEWS AND EVENTS

WORLD REFUGEE DAY SERIES OF EVENTS. JOIN US!

On World Refugee Day 2018, Community Business and Centre For Refugees would like to invite you to join a lineup of expert panelists to discuss the importance of Diversity and Inclusion in your workplace. In particular, we will tackle the big questions surrounding refugee employment: do recognised refugees have the right to work in Hong Kong? How can YOU make a difference? This event will offer a rare insight into the process refugees face to seek work permits, as well as highlight some key barriers broken and positive stories.

Date: 20th June, 2018
Venue: Naked HUb 7/F, Naked Hub, 40 Bonham Strand Sheung Wan
Time: 18:30-20:30

Fee: HK150 for Community Business Member and HK200 Non Community Business Members.

Fee includes food, drinks and a rare opportunity to engage with expert panelists, including real case stories on the road refugees endure to seek permission to work.

Further Details and Registration: https://www.communitybusiness.org/events/celebrating-world-refugee-day-human-library

 

SCREENING NIGHT
We are inviting you to join us for a movie screening co-organized by Health In Action, Centre For Refugees, R.U.N., and Hong Kong Red Cross. This year, we will be screening the 2014 film “The Good Lie,” a heartfelt movie depicting the struggle of Sudanese refugees fleeing to a developed country. We are also happy to announce that WeAreHere and the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation (HOCA) will be presenting a new selection of photographs from the successful “Inside Out Project” of 2017. 


Date: 22 June, 2018
Time: 6:00pm-9:30pm (Movie starts at 7:30pm)
Venue: 7/F, Hong Kong Red Cross Headquarters, 19 Hoi Ting Road, West Kowloon
Activities: NGOs and photo exhibition, networking, sharing, movie screening
Language: English (with live interpretation in Chinese for the sharing session)
Fee: Free entry (Suggested donation: HKD 60)
Note: Signature food, snacks, & drink will be provided
Register your interest: click here  OR wrd2018@gmail.com
Closed Events:

8th June:
Biryani to You (Capital Group)

20th June: Human Library Lunch and Learn. UBS
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$200 a month can give a refugee access to shelter and other basic needs

$500 a month can help send a refugee child to school

$1600 can provide 100 meals for refugees

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